[Chugalug] GigE NICs

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 17 04:50:13 UTC 2013

$ sudo lshw -c net
        description: Ethernet interface
        product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
        vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
        physical id: 0
        bus info: pci at 0000:03:00.0
        logical name: eth0
        version: 03
        serial: 90:fb:a6:ef:d0:ad
        size: 1Gbit/s
        capacity: 1Gbit/s
        width: 64 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom 
ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd 
        configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 
driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw 
ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
        resources: irq:43 ioport:ce00(size=256) memory:fdbff000-fdbfffff 
memory:fdbf8000-fdbfbfff memory:fdb00000-fdb1ffff

On 02/16/2013 11:30 PM, John Aldrich wrote:
> On Sat February 16 2013 11:15:22 PM John Aldrich wrote:
>> On Sat February 16 2013 11:05:50 PM John Aldrich wrote:
>>> On Sat February 16 2013 12:57:09 PM Benjamin Stewart wrote:
>>>> John, are you sure that 755 doesn't have an integrated gig nic?
>>> It does.. Now that you mention it, it probably is GigE-capable. I doubt if
>>> the one in my Linux box is, though... so I still need at least one, maybe
>>> two (for my other Windows box.) Have to see what the NIC in my XP box will
>>> do...may only need one NIC. :D
>> OK. Checked my XP box... it's got a Broadcom Gigabit NIC in it as well. Next
>> question...how do I determine what on-board NIC I have in my Linux box?
>> Looking at /proc/modules, nothing jumps out at me about networking.
> And the Linux box is apparently using some sort of RealTek chipset...and may
> be Gigabit-capable... Unfortunately I don't appear to have kept the
> motherboard box. :( Guess there's only one way to know for sure... Gonna have
> to just bite the bullet and buy a GigE switch and give it a shot. :D
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